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Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School

CSP77

09/22/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

BREAKING NEWS

College Counseling Calendar

Do You Want to Get Certified by Microsoft?

Distribution of Parent-Pupil Surveys

Picture Day is Approaching - Oxford shirt & tie is a must!

Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony

CLF Advanced Studies REGISTRATION is open now!

Mr. Yilmaz update!

CSP - CLOSED FOR ALL STUDENTS ON MAY 30, 2017


UPCOMING EVENTS

Juniors - class rings / Seniors - cap & gown - Come September 28th

Applying to College and Financial Aid Night

Finally After school Math Help is here!

College Fair

PSAT/NMSQT (The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)

Civil Engineering Career Fair


SCHOOL NEWS

Interims - Distributed to all students on Friday, September 23rd

Attendance Reminder

Last day to submit for free and reduced lunch

NSA Internships

9th Grade SGA

AP World History Scores

Yearbook Sales- Order by September 30th!

8th Grade and Senior Ads in the Yearbook


OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Test Your Knowledge!

You've Already Earned Scholarships!


DONATIONS NEEDED

Homecoming Donations


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

CSP-PTSO NEWS

We Must become the change we want to see


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BREAKING NEWS
College Counseling Calendar
College Counseling Calendar
September 23: Eastern University visits CSP. Sign up on Family Connection.
Sept 28, 6:30 to 8:30: Applying to College for Parents of Juniors and Seniors & Financial Aid Night
Sept 29: Towson University visits CSP. Sign up on Family Connection.
October 1: SAT. Register at collegeboard.org
October 4, 2:15: Juniata College visits CSP. Sign up on Family Connection.
October 7: Registration deadline for the November 5 SAT
October 12: No School. Use this day as a College Visit Day if you can!
October 17: Field trip to National College Fair for juniors and seniors
October 19: 8:30 to 12:00. All Juniors will take the PSAT
October 19: Mount St. Mary's visits CSP; sign up on family connection
October 20 and 21: No school for students. Use these days as College Visit Days if you can!
October 22: ACT. Register at act.org
October 26: York College visits CSP. Sign up on Family Connection.
November 1: Civil Engineering Career Fair
November 3: Registration deadline for the December 3 SAT
November 4: Registration deadline for December 10 ACT
November 5: SAT. Register at collegeboard.org
December 3: SAT. Register at collegeboard.org
December 10: ACT. Register at act.org

Darryl Gonzalez
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Do You Want to Get Certified by Microsoft?
Dear Parents,

I'd like to inform you about the new program that we are implementing in our computer classes for Microsoft Office Certifications. It is called GMetrix.

GMetrix online practice tests for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification are designed to replicate the certification exam experience so test takers can better prepare themselves for test day. The practice tests use the same exam format as the certification exams and are mapped to the certification objectives so a test-taker is assured that he/she is learning and practicing the skills that will help him/her pass the certification exam.

• GMetrix accurately replicates a "live application" testing environment.
• Enhances learning through self-paced practice questions.
• Builds familiarity with the testing environment.
• Better prepares students to pass certification exams.

I'd like to thank CSP administration for their support to bring this program to CSP.

Sinan Bilgen
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Distribution of Parent-Pupil Surveys
Survey forms in self-addressed, stamped envelopes will be sent home with students on September 30th.

Parents / Guardians, please complete and return them by US mail to Anne Arundel County Public Schools on the next school day.

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Picture Day is Approaching - Oxford shirt & tie is a must!
Picture day for students in grades 6th - 11th will be on Friday, October 7th. All students are required to be dressed in the white oxford shirt with school logo and matching tie.
If you have not yet purchased the oxford shirt and tie, please do so soon.

The uniform company is Flynn O'Hara and ordering information is attached.

Please feel free to contact me with additional questions.
Attachment(s)

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony
Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony

when: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

where: Meade Senior High School - Auditorium

Time: 6:00 pm

More details will follow as the date gets closer.

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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CLF Advanced Studies REGISTRATION is open now!
The Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation (CLF) will offer a variety of programs aimed at helping students further develop social skills while improving academic performance.

The following are exclusive courses made available ONLY to CLF schools’ students.

COLLEGE AWARENESS AND LEADERSHIP PROGRAM: If you like hearing, “You’re IN!” or “You’re Hired!” then consider CLP— a mentorship program designed to help qualified students to improve their skills in Academics, Social, Extracurricular, Personal development and certainly, leadership! CLP is a long term mentor-mentee commitment utilized by high-achieving students to propel them in the competitive admission process of our top US college & universities. To apply to the CLP program, contact your school’s CLP Coordinator.( CSP Coordinator - Ms.Gomaa - mgomaa@mycsp.org)

SAT/PSAT MATH and ENGLISH PREP: In these classes, we walk through solving practice problems that will cover all of the skills you’ll need (& want!) for the upcoming SAT Math and English sections.
SAT/PSAT Math, Mrs. Inci, Monday 4:00-5:30pm, @CLF Advanced Studies
Dates: Sep 26, Oct 3, Oct 10, Oct 17, Oct 24, Nov 7, Nov 14, Nov 21, Now 28, Dec 5,
Dec 12, & Dec 19 (12 weeks, $300)
SAT/PSAT English, Ms. Underwood, Tuesday 4:00-5:30pm @CLF Advanced Studies
Dates: Sep 27, Oct 4, Oct 11, Oct 18, Oct 25, Nov 1, Nov 15, Nov 22, Now 29, Dec 6,
Dec 13, & Dec 20 (12 weeks, $300)


ADVANCED MATH PROGRAM: Designed by CLF’s Math Champions / Alumni, this unique program caters to CLF students who want to be further challenged in mathematics. The CLF’s Advanced Math Program enables these students who already excel at standard, grade level mathematics in school and are looking for a more interesting, challenging, and rewarding pace. Additionally, if you are currently a student on or considering participation in your school’s math team, this program is ideal for improving your personal & competition results! If you would like to attend AMP, please email us at advancedmath@clfmd.org
ADVANCED Math, Mr. Avsar, Ms. Sandeep, Mr. Carmean, Mr. Onyshkevysh(s), Saturday, 9:00am-1:30pm @CLF Advanced Studies (monthly/$100)

ANDROID APP. PROGRAMMING: Student will learn programming and building for Android Applications using MIT's App Inventor which is a cloud-based tool to develop Applications for the Android Operating System. These apps can then be downloaded and run on any Android device. “There should be an app for that…now let’s build it!”
This program is composed of two main stages. 
1) Instruction of the App Inventor components through small fun projects.
2) A Capstone Project that requires Identifying a real problem and developing an application to address this problem.
Students who complete this program successfully will be granted a Certificate of Completion. This program is designed for High School students or the middle school students who take high school math credits.
Android App Programming, Mr. Sarica, Wednesday, 4:00-5:30pm @CLF Advanced Studies
Dates: Sep 28, Oct 5, Oct 19, Oct 26, Nov 2, Nov 9, Nov 16, Nov 30, Dec 14, & Dec 21
(10 weeks, $250)

PUBLICATION & GRAPHIC DESIGN: While the name is self-explanatory, the assumptions stop there. Why settle for basic PowerPoints and Word docs when you could bring your creative mind to the world of graphic art, design, advertising, writing, marketing, and public relations! Learn and use tools to produce high-quality visual & written content that can help in your courses of study now, in college, and in the job market! Want to see your name in print? We do too! Help us, help you! Select student work will be published quarterly in the NEW CLF seasonal, “The Local Motive” and distributed to THOUSANDS of our subscribers, business leaders, politicians, and of course, your parents!
Publication Graphic Design, Mr. Canli, Thursday, 4:00-5:30pm @CLF Advanced Studies
Dates: Sep 29, Oct 6, Oct 13, Oct 27, Nov 3, Nov 10, Nov 17, Dec 1, Dec 8, & Dec 15
(10 weeks, $250)




CSP Administration
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Mr. Yilmaz update!
Hello CSP students and parents! The new year is going very well.

Turkish WLC, with Baylor and Yale, is going great. We just completed our presentations on different touristic attractions in Istanbul. In behavior points, Baylor has beaten Yale and has deserved a party this Friday! Congratulations!

In Turkish 1, with Auburn, Duke and Harvard, we have completed 2 projects and have taken 1 quiz. Auburn/Duke have beaten Harvard so have deserved a party this Friday along with Baylor! Congratulations!

In our Psychology classes, our students are designing their own psychological experiments that they will conduct on their own classmates! Parents, please do not worry, as all of the experiments are completely safe. :D

Yusuf YILMAZ
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CSP - CLOSED FOR ALL STUDENTS ON MAY 30, 2017
CSP will be closed for ALL students on May 30, 2017 due to the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2017.


Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Juniors - class rings / Seniors - cap & gown - Come September 28th
11th and 12th grade parents, come out on Wednesday, September 28th at 6:15pm. Mr. Mahoney from Balfour will be providing everything you need to know about ordering class rings, graduation announcements, and cap/gowns.

Mr. Mahoney will be providing parents with ordering packets to take home and then he will return on October 6th and 7th during high school lunches to collect those orders.

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Applying to College and Financial Aid Night
Attention Parents of Juniors and Seniors:
Come to CSP’s Applying to College and Financial Aid Night on September 28 at 6:30 to 8:30. In the first half of the program, Dr Gonzalez will talk about applying to college and will answer all your questions about the process. In the second half of the program, a financial aid officer from UMBC will be here to talk about the NEW financial aid process starting this year. This program is most important for seniors and their parents, but juniors and their parents should also attend. Please RSVP to Ms O’Brien if you plan on coming: aobrien@mycsp.org

Darryl Gonzalez
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Finally After school Math Help is here!
All Math 6/7 and Math 7/8 Students are invited to Mrs. Stinson's after school. Please meet in room 108 Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:05pm to 4:05pm.
Bring your calculator and have some fun while learning math.

Diana Stinson
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College Fair
CSP will be attending the National College Fair in Baltimore on October 17. Field trip information will be coming soon.

There will be a college fair with over 150 colleges attending on Wednesday, October 19 at Broadneck HS from 6:30 to 8:30. If you do not sign up for the college fair at the Convention Center, be sure to attend this one. Be sure to get there early; parking is problematic and lines form for some of the more popular colleges.

Darryl Gonzalez
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PSAT/NMSQT (The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a standardized test administered by the College Board and cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) in the United States. Approximately 3.5 million students take the PSAT/NMSQT each year. The scores from the PSAT/NMSQT are used to determine eligibility and qualification for the National Merit Scholarship Program.
CSP would like our parents to know that unlike the rest of AACPS, we will cover all cost associated with taking the exam.In addition to the test being cost-free, CSP will also not be moving the exam day to a Saturday. We will keep the exam during the school day on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Therefore, all 11th grade students will take the exam on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 and it will be free of charge.

Tayfun Yagar
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Civil Engineering Career Fair

If you are a junior or a senior, and you would like to learn more about civil engineering careers, come to Civil Engineering Career Day at Michael’s 8th Avenue in Glen Burnie on November 1. You have to sign up with Dr Gonzalez. We have only a few spots allotted to us, and you need to get paperwork filled out before you are allowed to go, so if you are interested, please see Dr Gonzalez asap.

Darryl Gonzalez
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SCHOOL NEWS
Interims - Distributed to all students on Friday, September 23rd
Parents / Guardians,

All students received their interim report on Friday, September 23rd. Please be sure to look over this information with your children.

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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Attendance Reminder
Being in school and on time is extremely important. Please help your child arrive on time so that they are in class by 8:30am. This will ensure that he or she is in the classroom and ready for school when it begins.

If your child has been absent or tardy from school, please be sure to provide a written explanation when they return to school.

Thank you!

Ashlee Brown
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Last day to submit for free and reduced lunch
October 3rd is the last day to submit for free and reduced lunch this year. Parents need to apply by this date or your students lunch will become full price and the accounts charged accordingly. Parents, please be aware of this date as it is approaching quickly! Thank you!

Ashlee Brown and the Cafeteria Staff
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NSA Internships

There are three programs that NSA runs for students. If you are interested, please pick up more information in Mr Yagar’s office.
FOR SENIORS: Interested in an internship after graduation? NSA offers STEM-related internships for 10-12 weeks, starting in June of your senior year. Also, seniors can apply to the Stokes Educational Scholarship Program. The scholarship gives you a job at NSA, tuition up to $30,000 and a year-round salary while attending college. The deadline for both senior programs is October 31.
FOR JUNIORS: There is a job program where you can work for NSA as an office assistant or a computer aide. The job would be at Ft Meade during your senior year. Application deadline is October 17.

Darryl Gonzalez
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9th Grade SGA
We are actively looking for any 9th grade student interested in running for student government. The SGA is an important facet of our school. Involvement in the SGA allows for students to actively participate in our school's decision making process. Joining the organization looks great on college applications and helps to build leadership skills that will be useful in the coming years. Any student interested should see Mr. Meyer for information and an application.

Andrew Meyer
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AP World History Scores
Mr. Meighen is proud to announce that last year's AP World History class officially earned the highest test scores in Anne Arundel County Public Schools, with the vast majority of students earning either a 4 or a 5 on the AP World History exam. This is the third year in a row Chesapeake Science Point has achieved the highest scores in the county on the AP World History exam. Congratulations, Class of 2016 AP World History students!

Sean Meighen
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Yearbook Sales- Order by September 30th!
This year, we have switched yearbook companies and will now be working with TreeRing. To make it easier and encourage more sales, you are able to order your child’s yearbook online starting now! By ordering your child’s yearbook early, you will be able to save 15% off of the list price of $45! These yearbooks will be delivered to the school on June 9th! To order this year’s book, please visit https://www.treering.com/validate and enter in the password 1014667901281041.

If you ordered a yearbook for your child last year and have not received it, please have them come to the front desk before school to pick it up. We also have some extra yearbooks from last year that we will be selling for $40.

Jessica Cunning
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8th Grade and Senior Ads in the Yearbook
This year, we are offering up ad space in the back of the yearbook for graduating seniors and 8th graders. Parents have the option to buy space in the yearbook to include a message of congratulations, love and support as well as optional photographs of your child. These ads will be personalized for you and serve as a one-of-a-kind memory for years to come. Space is limited, and all reservations need to be made by Friday, December 16th. Once we receive your check, an email will be sent to you with more directions on how to submit your message and/or photographs. If you would like this ad to be kept a surprise, please let us know when filling out the form attached.

Ad Size:
1/8 page- $25
¼ page- $45
½ page- $75

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Cunning at jcunning@mycsp.org
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Jessica Cunning
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OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
Test Your Knowledge!
Want a fun way to review materials for exams or practice for state/national tests? Go to freerice.com and create an account to join the Chesapeake Science Point Tigers group. You can answer questions on numerous topics and for each correct answer the World Food Programme will donate 10 grains of rice to help end world hunger. Let's see how much we can donate as a school!

*Direct link to the group page-
http://freerice.com/content-group/chesapeake-science-point-tigers

Jessica Cunning
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You've Already Earned Scholarships!
Looking for the easiest way to get scholarships? Raise.me is a website that allows you to earn scholarships from over 180 colleges, starting in 9th grade, for things you’re already doing! Students earn micro-scholarships for college for getting an “A” or “B”, participating in a club or sport, completing community service hours, and more. Use the following link to sign-up for Raise.me: https://www.raise.me/join/1094846869

Darryl Gonzalez
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DONATIONS NEEDED
Homecoming Donations
This year's homecoming has been decided!!! Homecoming will take place on Saturday, October 8th from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm. The theme this year is City of Lights. Hope to see everyone there!!!

We are looking for donations for this year's homecoming. We are looking for food/drink donations, tableware, and decorations. There are about 240 high school students.

Food and drink donations please wait until the day before to bring in. Tableware and decorations please bring in when you can. Please put a last name on everything.

For more information please contact Mr. Hood at khood@mycsp.org

Please see the following link to sign up for donations.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0F49A9A829A7F94-homecoming

Kristopher Hood
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
CSP-PTSO NEWS
Greeting CSP family,

The PTSO would like to invite you to a Parent Night on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:30-8:00 in the cafeteria. You will have the opportunity to meet a couple Board members.
· Sign up and exchange information regarding carpooling your student to and from school.

· Sign up to be a PTSO member

· Learn about CSP committees and sign to be a part of the CSP team

· Sign up to volunteer for upcoming events:

CSP Picture Day Oct. 7, 2016

CSP Middle School Dance Oct. 24, 2016

CSP Scholastic Book Fair Oct. 27-31, 2016

We hope to see you there!!




CSP- PTSO
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We Must become the change we want to see
Student council advisors are looking for a few adult volunteers that would be interested in helping us make this year a success. If you have a desire to help our students become better citizens contact dstinson@mycsp.org.

Diana Stinson
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